Connett’s Own Copy: No. 1

"Down Wind. Pintail Drake."

New York: Published by The Derrydale Press, 1937.

Price: $2,500.00

About the item

No. 1 of 250 copies. Hand-colored aquatint engraving, signed in pencil “Roland Clark” at lower right. 1 vols. Plate size measures 19-1/2 x 15-1/2 inches including engraved title. Connett’s Own Copy: No. 1. Fine condition. Framed. Siegel, pp.194-195; Ordeman, The Derrydale Prints (2005), pp. 37-48, 104. Provenance: Eugene V. Connett, III; his son, Eugene V. Connett IV.

Item #244037

A splendid image of a drake pintail scudding ahead of a blow high over a marsh-lined bay. “The Alarm ”and “Down Wind” were the first full-color prints made of Clark's work, printed from copper plates on fine imported hand made paper, with each impression individually colored by hand. An excellent example of the artist's spirited work, and American print making at its finest. Roland Clark (1874-1957) was known primarily as a etcher of wildfowl, but he also worked in watercolors and oils. His works are some of the most sought-after in the field of American sporting art. Between 1931 and 1938 he wrote and illustrated three Derrydale Press books: “Stray Shots”, “Gunner's Dawn”, and a collection of his graphics, “Roland Clark’s Etchings”

With the finest possible provenance: the publisher’s own copy.